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Leslie Ellen Straub, O.P.

Associate Professor
Director, Social Science Program: The Director is responsible for advisement of students majoring in Social Science; certification of a Senior's completion of requirements in major for graduation; and public relations.

Contact Information:

lstraub@providence.edu
401-865-2517
Howley Hall 108

Education:

Ph.D. - Anthropology, The Catholic University of America

Area(s) of Expertise:

Patterns and Centers of Religious Pilgimage in Latin America--especially Central America and Mexico; Built Environment and Spatial Form; Expressive Culture, especially in relation to pilgrimage patterns, and centers.

Awards and Honors:

Fulbright Central American Republics Regional Research Award - Board of Foreign Scholarships
Grant - Committee on Aid to Faculty Research, Providence College
OAS Fellowship No. EE2-11.921 - Organization of American States
Penrose Fund No. 9142 - American Philosophical Society
Alumni Association Faculty/Staff Award - Providence College Alumni Association

Selected Publications:

Straub, O.P., Leslie Ellen. "Pilgrimage to the Cruz de Alajuelita, Costa Rica: Imprints on LAndscape, Experience, and cultural Traditions". Book- Pilgrimage Studies: The Power of Sacred Places [Pilgrimage Studies, Number 5], Eds. D. P. Dubey. Allahabad: SOCIETY OF PILGRIMAGE STUDIES. (2000), 288-301.

Straub, O.P., Leslie Ellen. Icon as Sacred Cemter: The Esquipulas Pilgrimage in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Book- Pilgrimage: Concepts, Themes, Issues, and Methodology, Eds. Makhan Jha. New Delhi: INTER-INDIA PUBLICATIONS. (1995), 28-42.

Straub, O.P., Leslie Ellen. Pilgrimage to Our Lord of Chalma, Mexico: Landscape as Text and as Context . Book- Sociology of Pilgrims, Eds. Paras Kumar Choudhary. Delhi: Kalpaz Publications. (2004), 59-78.

Straub, O.P., Leslie Ellen. Review of "The U.S. Catholic Press on Central America: From Cold War Anticommunism to Social Justice". The Catholic Historical Review, Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America. 89 (4, 2003), 820-821.

Straub, O.P., Leslie Ellen. Review of South and Meso-American Native Spirituality: From the Cult of the Feathered Serpent to the Theology of Liberation [World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest, Volume 4]. The Catholic Historical Review, Washinton, D.C.: The Catholic University of America. 6 (1995), 130-132.

Recent Presentations:

Straub, O.P., Leslie Ellen., International Conference on Religious Traval and Tourism: "Guiding the Pilgrim: Religious Travel and Tourism in a Globalizing World", the University of Nicosia, the Euro-Mediterranean Academy of Tourism, and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, Nicosia, Cyprus, "Negotiation and Experience: Space and Place in Religious Pilgrimage". April, 2012.

Straub, O.P., Leslie Ellen., Forum-Works in Progress: A Look at Current Faculty Scholarship Concerning Religion, The Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, Providence College, Providence, RI, "Patterns and Centers of Pilgrimage in Costa Rica: Memoir of Field Research, 2008". February, 2011.

Straub, O.P., Leslie Ellen., 14th International Congress, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Williamsburg, Virginia, "Pilgrimage to Our Lord of Chalma, Mexico: Landscape as Text and as Context".

Straub, O.P., Leslie Ellen., Faculty Research Seminar, Providence College, Providence, RI, "Patterns and Centers of Pilgrimage in Costa Rica". April, 1996.

Straub, O.P., Leslie Ellen., 13th International Congress, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Mexico City, Mexico, "Ion as Sacred Center: The Esquipulas Pilgrimage in Guanacaste, Costa Rica".


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